30 sick in New Mexico from ground beef

The most recent count of food poisoning cases related to contaminated raw beef produced and distributed by JBS Tolleson, Inc., according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), is 120 people across 22 states. The CDC has counted one person in New Mexico that has become ill from eating the raw beef products. However, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has announced that a total of 30 people in that state have developed salmonella symptoms.

On October 4, 2018, JBS Tolleson recalled almost 7 million pounds of raw beef products that had been produced and packaged between July 26, 2018, and September 7, 2018. The potentially contaminated beef products were shipped to retailers nationwide.

NMDOH is now working with the CDC and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on that multi-state cluster of Salmonella infections linked to ground beef. New Mexico has identified 30 residents that have been diagnosed with the symptoms of salmonella contamination since late August 2018. Those New Mexico residents became ill after preparing the ground beef in their homes.

Early symptoms of Salmonella in people include fever, diarrhea, and stomach pain, and can develop one to three days after exposure to contaminated meats. Other symptoms might include nausea, chills, or headaches. Anyone who has purchased the recalled ground beef should not eat it. Consumers should be careful when handling raw meat as well. If contaminated raw beef touches kitchen surfaces, those surfaces should be cleaned thoroughly to avoid further issues.

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